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Lescault earns scholarship to Point Loma

By: Matt Long
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A sense of relief has washed over Vista del Lago senior Hayden Lescault. Since he was 2 years old, Lescault has been playing basketball. The sport has always been fun to him, but as he got older, the thought of an athletic scholarship came into the picture. Lescault recently accepted a scholarship to play basketball for Point Loma University, a NAIA Division I school in San Diego. The school recruited Lescault for much of the season and they were rewarded by Lescault accepting their scholarship offer over Biola University and Cal Poly Pomona. Lescault is happy to be heading to the university for more reasons than basketball and education. “It’s right on the beach,” Lescault said. “I really like it.” Lescault will major in business. “They’re looking at me as a combination guard who can play at the one, two and three positions,” Lescault said. “They think I can come in and contribute right away and help the team the next four years. This (scholarship) is something I’ve been working for since I started playing. Everything, all the hard work, has paid off.” Lescault credited his older brothers; Folsom High graduates Mitch, 22, and Carter, 21, for helping him with his game. “It definitely benefited me being the younger brother,” Lescault said. “They helped me with my competitiveness.” Vista del Lago’s basketball coach Jeff Bridges was happy for his star player, who averaged 19 points a game, along with four assists, three rebounds and two steals this past year in leading his team to a 28-4 record. “It’s a good situation for him,” Bridges said. “In the NAIA Division I level there are some very talented kids and Hayden can compete at that level. He will be able to develop and get better while playing at that level.”